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Central South District

Unpaid domestic work

In Central South District 24% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2011.

There has been increased interest in identifying, acknowledging and valuing the unpaid work that supports home and community life. The changing amount of time spent on unpaid housework in different Household Types and, particularly the distribution of this work within the household, can indicate the changing roles of males, females and older children in society. The level of unpaid domestic work in Central South District may also be related to Household Income, as higher income households are able to outsource some of these tasks.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last week did the person spend time doing unpaid domestic work for their household?'

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid domestic work
Central South District - (Usual residence) 20112006Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Did unpaid domestic work11,13474.074.89,54576.475.6+1,590
Less than 5 hours3,23021.522.02,60920.921.0+621
Between 5 and 14 hours4,23728.228.53,48227.927.1+755
Between 15 and 29 hours2,04413.613.71,80314.414.6+241
30 hours or more1,62210.810.61,65013.212.8-28
Did no unpaid domestic work2,75418.319.12,08716.717.8+667
Not stated1,1547.76.18576.96.6+297

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2011
Unpaid domestic work, 2011 Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 6.1% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Onkaparinga: 19.1% 30 hours or more, City of Onkaparinga: 10.6% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 13.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 28.5% Less than 5 hours, City of Onkaparinga: 22.0% Not stated, Central South District: 7.7% Did no unpaid domestic work, Central South District: 18.3% 30 hours or more, Central South District: 10.8% Between 15 and 29 hours, Central South District: 13.6% Between 5 and 14 hours, Central South District: 28.2% Less than 5 hours, Central South District: 21.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Central South District: +297 Did no unpaid domestic work, Central South District: +667 30 hours or more, Central South District: -28 Between 15 and 29 hours, Central South District: +241 Between 5 and 14 hours, Central South District: +755 Less than 5 hours, Central South District: +621
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid domestic work performed by the population in Central South District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 24.4% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 24.3% for the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Central South District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (18.3% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (74.0% compared to 74.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Central South District, between 2006 and 2011 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+1,590 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+755 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+667 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+621 persons)

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